The Independent’s journalism is supported by our readers. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn commission.

The Simpsons is finally coming to an end, says show’s composer Danny Elfman

The animated show’s current season might be its final one

Jacob Stolworthy
Thursday 28 November 2019 10:41
Marvel Villain Thanos Dusts The Simpsons

The Simpsons composer has revealed the show might be coming to an end after its latest season.

Danny Elfman, the man behind the long-running animated show’s theme tune, made the admission in a new interview.

“Well, from what I’ve heard, it is coming to an end,” he told Joe, adding: “I don’t know for a fact, but I’ve heard that it will be in its last year.”

Speaking about the Fox show’s legacy, Elfman said: “All I can say is that I’m so flabbergasted and amazed that it has lasted as long as it did. You have to realise, when I scored The Simpsons, I wrote this crazy piece of music, and I expected no one would hear it, because I really did not think the show had a chance in hell.”

He called the show’s success “one of the truly big surprises in my life”.

The Simpsons, created by Matt Groening, began in 1989 and recently began its 31st season.

As composer, Elfman has an extensive list of credits to his name, including the Tim Burton films Batman, Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice.

Next month, he will attend a Nightmare Before Christmas event in London, tickets for which you can buy here.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

View comments